A recently survey of 1,500 college students commissioned by the Brookings Institute provides serious concern over the generation currently walking the halls of Wesleyan. Among some of the disheartening results we find that most colleges students are unaware that the Constitution protects hate speech. Half of students think that shouting down speakers who advocate for a position they oppose is acceptable. 20% of them even believe using violence to silence opponents is fair game. Perhaps it was insights like these and actions on the campuses of USC, Berkeley and Middlebury that motivated President Roth to pen his Wall Street Journal Op-Ed last May (conveniently timed for release after the Argus had been put to bed for the academic year and campus response could be muted) in which he mused on the lack of tolerance for intellectual diversity in liberal academia. Mr. Roth’s antidote to this dilemma, offering elective courses in the principles of capitalism or working to reduce the liberal-conservative faculty ratio from 28-1 to 27-1, serves only to afford progressives some ability to tacitly acknowledge the imbalance without the need to implement meaningful reform. Sadly, what Wesleyan is experiencing in the diminishing of intellectual diversity is increasingly the norm at liberal academic institutions. Were Mr. Roth serious about a desire to ensure that positions in contrast to the progressive group think of the undergraduate student body be presented in clearly visible venues, might I suggest he consider the key note address at Wesleyan’s annual Commencement? A cursory review of the speakers at the last 13 commencements reveals an expected political bias: 3 were politicians (all Democrats), 1 was a doctor devoted to helping underprivileged children in Haiti and had no recorded political leanings, another was a progressive academic from South Africa and the remaining 8 speakers had all publicly endorsed either Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton in each of the last 3 Presidential elections. If Mr. Roth is truly committed to supporting intellectual diversity, then I challenge him to put in front of graduating students a credible and recognized conservative thought leader or even a distinguished military figure and endure the ensuing outrage from the undergraduate snowflakes. As an alumnus who suffered through 4 years of progressively-biased efforts at indoctrination, I would be greatly amused by the thought of the graduates experiencing a dose of reality before being cast out into a world of ideas they are woefully unprepared to process.